Jacinta Ocansey is a Ghananian-Nigerian Comedienne who has been in the “rib breaking business” for a while now. Our attention is turned on her today to tell you her biography and net worth including a little bit of her private life.
Jacinta Ocansey Biography | Today, I am turning the light on one of Ghana’s favorite comedienne, Jacinta Asi Ocansey. I will be telling you about Jacinta Ocansey Biography and Net Worth. Taking you along we would dive a little into her private life. I hope you will hang around with me till the end?
Jacinta Ocansey Biography and Net Worth; Let’s Begin!
Jacinta Asi Ocansey is a popular stand-up comedienne, singer, and actress from Ghana. When it comes to comedy in Ghana, she has been given the title: “Ghana’s only comedienne” and “Queen of Ghana comedy”. She has gained much recognition through her profession as a comedienne and has won for herself through hard work and determination, some awards. These include Ghana Tertiary Awards 2016 Most Influential Student Comedian, Most Popular Student, and Most Entertaining Student.
Jacinta Biography Profile
|Name||Jacinta Asi Ocansey|
|Birthday||September 4, 1984|
|Education||Pentecost University College|
|Profession||Comedienne; Actress; Musical Artiste|
|Parents||Mr. Alex Dzabaku Ocansey and Mrs. Eucharia Ocansey|
Early Life of Jacinta Ocansey
She was born and raised in Nigeria by her parents, Mr. Alex Dzabaku Ocansey and Mrs. Eucharia Ocansey, and happens to be their only child. The actual date she was born is not yet known to us but she’s likely to be in her late twenties or early thirties.
Jacinta Ocansey Educational Background
Jacinta attended to her primary and secondary school education in Nigeria. After successfully writing her Senior Secondary School Certificate Exams, she continued to NIIT to learning other skills to improve her knowledge in computing. She later moved to Ghana to receive higher education at Pentecost Univesity College (PUC). At PUC, she majored in Mass Communications and graduated as one of the best students. She currently holds a degree in Mass Communication. According to her, she dreamt of becoming a doctor but ended up being a comedienne. However, she’s still doing the same thing she would have been doing if she had become one (a doctor). She is a “rib doctor” – she makes people laugh and forget their sorrows.
Jacinta Ocansey Career and Personal Life
She is from a Christian home headed by Mr. Alex Dzabaku Ocansey. She has been a Christian all her life up to date. Her relationship with God is in good shape even though she has mentioned in an interview that she is not the “church goer” type.
Interestingly enough, Jacinta wanted to study hard and become a medical doctor in the future and never took comedy seriously until her mom advised her to do so, as she used to tell little funny jokes that makes her (mother’s) day. She paid heed to her mommy’s advice and the result is what we are witnessing today on every big platform she mounts. Some of her performances that led to her breakthrough include, her performance at a comedy club at Osu introduced to her by David Oscar and her performance at the 2015 Akwaaba UK Comedy Night at Movenpick Hotel.
She took Africans by surprise and got everyone talking about her when she took comedy as a career. One such moment was in 2016 when she was introduced on the “Lord of the Ribs comedy show stage, in Ghana by Buchi – one of Nigeria’s most successful comedians. In the past, she has also mounted the same stage to perform, with the likes of DKB, Basket Mouth, Buchi, and Clint De Drank.
She has performed in top Comedy Shows in Ghana and Nigeria. These include Comedy Night with Buchi (Lagos), Shakara and the Gang (Lagos), Comedy Express, Girltalk, Laughline, Live Comedy Thursdays, Lord of the Ribs, Easter Comedy Show, DKB Live, DKB Point of View, Akwaaba UK Comedy Night, Comedy Bar, Silverbird Comedy Night, Corporate Comedy Series, MMC Live among a host of others.
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Jacinta is not only into standup comedy but also into the art of acting and singing. She has a single titled “Gyrate” featuring one of Ghana’s budding female vocalist Eshun Ethel. She also featured in Yvonne Nelson’s “Heals and Sneakers”.
Jacinta is currently seeing someone but has not disclosed any plans of settling down yet. She once mentioned that she met him when she was in level one hundred at the University but they became committed from level 200. Not much was disclosed about the “Queen of Ghana Comedy” but we know for a fact that as of the time we wrote this article, she was not married and has no children.
Jacinta Ocansey Net Worth
Talking about her worth, Jacinta revealed that comedy doesn’t really pay much and that she is working her way up. She believes that the more you grow in the industry, the more amount of money you can charge for a gig. According to Jacinta on a reality television show “What Don’t You Know?”, she mentioned that she has gotten a side job for herself aside comedy but didn’t reveal what it was. She added that even though her career is still moving slowly, her life is much better than before.
Jacinta is the only female who is doing comedy and fighting for its growth day in and day out. She had mentioned in one interview about a year ago that Ghanaians are more critical than appreciative. She observed that more attention is paid to the offsides of comedy events than their successes. She is really doing well to keep up the game.
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